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Covid-19: Delhi govt orders compulsory rapid antigen detection test for high-risk individuals

All individuals with influenza-like illness (ILI) symptoms, all patients admitted with severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) are to be mandatorily tested, it said.

delhi Updated: Jul 06, 2020 00:15 IST
Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
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A health worker test for coronavirus infection using Rapid Antigen methodology at Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Asaf Ali Road, in New Delhi.
A health worker test for coronavirus infection using Rapid Antigen methodology at Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Asaf Ali Road, in New Delhi. (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

The Delhi government on Sunday instructed all health care facilities to carry out compulsory rapid antigen detection testing of patients with ILI symptoms, patients admitted with SARI and other high-risk individuals who visit their facilities.

An order issued by the Delhi Health department directed all medical directors, medical superintendent and directors of all Delhi government-run hospitals to ensure that “rapid antigen detection testing” of all individuals/patients falling in the categories listed, who visit their hospital, is mandatorily done.

All individuals with influenza-like illness (ILI) symptoms, all patients admitted with severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) are to be mandatorily tested, it said.

“All asymptomatic patients admitted or seeking admission of following high - risk group -- Patients undergoing Chemotherapy, Immunosuppressed patient including HIV+, Patients with Malignant disease, Transplant Patients, Elderly patients ( > 65 years of age ) with co-morbidities and all asymptomatic patients undergoing aerosol generating interventions,” the order said.

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